September 16, 2011 / 10:24 AM / in 6 years

Libyan NTC fighters seize Sirte airport - TV

TUNIS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Libyan fighters have captured the airport in Sirte from forces loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Al-Jazeera reported on Friday.

The airport lies some 10 km (6 miles) south of Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown and one of the last strongholds controlled by soldiers loyal to the deposed leader.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Sylvia Westall

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